Kashkay

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A language of Iran

Alternate Names
Kashkai, Qashqa’i, Qashqay
Population

L1 users: 949,000 (2015 M. Izady).

Location

Fars province: most; Bushehr, Chahar Mahall va Bakhtiari, Esfahan, and Hormozgan provinces; Gachsaran, Firuzabad, and Shiraz are centers.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

None known. Reportedly similar to Azerbaijani [azb].

Language Use

Vigorous. Home, commerce. All ages. Also use Iranian Persian [pes], Southern Luri [luz]. Used as L2 by Domari [rmt].

Language Development
Many can read Farsi well.
Writing

Arabic script, Naskh variant [Arab]. Arabic script, Nastaliq variant [Aran].

Other Comments

Nomadic. Muslim.

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